I'm saddened to write of the death of libertarian economist Walter E. Williams. He passed away Wednesday morning at the age of 84, less than a day after teaching a class at George Mason University, where he worked for 40 years and helped transform his department into a highly respected center of free market scholars. A popular syndicated columnist whose work appeared in over a hundred newspapers on a weekly basis, he was a long-time contributor to Reason and served as an emeritus trustee of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website.
6/26: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why reparations for slavery are an impractical measure to make up for a horrible chapter in history.
6/13: ACRU Policy Board member and senior fellow Ken Blackwell explains why the Obama administration's tinkering with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could have long-lasting repercussions for student loans.
6/11: The stock market is rebounding on the news that the Federal Reserve is considering an interest rate decrease, but some commentators are spinning this as a sign of economic calamity.
6/7: Shareholder activists are taking direct aim at companies by abusing rules that publicly traded companies must follow to promote a far-left agenda.
4/10: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why the Millennial generation's love affair with socialism is a disaster for the country.
4/8: America is no doubt in a tough fight to win the global race to 5G.
3/13: ACRU Policy Board member and Professor of Economics Dr. Walter E. Williams explains why the American economy allows for billionaires.
3/6: Every day we are reminded that congressional Democrats are on a warpath to derail President Trump and his administration’s successful efforts to undo the regulatory state.
3/5: The fiduciary responsibility that public pension plans hold must be at the forefront of all decision making.